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Michael Anissimov
Michael Anissimov
Founder, MoreRight
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      Michael Anissimov

      Michael Anissimov (b. 1984) is a futurist thinker focused on emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, previously managed Singularity Summit and worked as media director for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, as well as co-founding Extreme Futurist Festival. He is the founder of moreright.net

Why the right shouldn’t fear cannabis

Skylar Hall prepares marijuana buds for sale at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Cannabis has been legalized in Washington state and Colorado, causing apprehension among some on the right. Last August, Newt Gingrich said that general legalization would be a "huge mistake." Chris Christie has long shown his disdain for medical marijuana, saying of a proposed law in its favor, "Here’s what the advocates want: They want legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. It will not happen on my watch, ever. I am done expanding the medical marijuana program under any circumstances.”